- UFOs -are- here, first and foremost. This is the patent
reality... I can hear some of the internal dialogue. You're wrong. Shut
- Credible men and women agree with me, yesterday and today.
These rare women and men are of a caliber that facilitates unanswered debate
challenges to the most accomplished and well funded of the skepti-bunkies
(or the most strident of the puddle-deep negativists). This transparent
cowardice of the latter-mentioned is obvious given the narrowness of meager
imaginations, the shakiness of privileged positions, and the wide gulf
of arrogantly -homocentric- assumptions. So say the credible men and women.
- Additionally, these credible men and women allow that
the aforementioned concoction of cowardice and shaky assumption can no
longer be excused! As it is an errant indulgence ill afforded in our quickly
accelerating times, it is increasingly abhorrent behavior that must be
-changed-. Disclosure is, only, a -first- step!
- Unfortunately, for all concerned, the formerly mentioned
credible women and men handily burn their canted opposition down to the
-ground- in a real debate. Their two-color opponents would have to admit
some kind of "defeat" at the denouement of that deliberation
or look like complete fools, in the aggregate, to a -balanced- observer.
That's why they don't debate; they -can't- debate; they won't debate! The
precariousness of their positions precludes the giving of even a nanometer
of ground, lest they slide, completely unimpeded, from their unjust airborne
towers... but I digress.
- Stan Deyo agrees with me, apparently. In at the ground
floor of the quality UFO research mechanism, he has been looking into UFOs
(among other significant investigations) for quite some time now. Amazingly,
he has done so, for all those years, with out even once, remotely, -disgracing-
himself or his subject. Astonishing! He was a contemporary of Hynek. He
was conversant with Speilberg. He was in contact with Vallee. It would
appear that he has solid enough credentials. [g].
- Deyo served Ufology well, apparently. I couldn't find
a cogent contrary word about him in a weeks worth of searching, and I -tried-
to find some meaningful dirt on him. Like Stanton Friedman or Richard Hall,
he has avoided the winsome *woo-woo*, steered clear of the credulous *crackpot*,
and sidestepped the foaming *fringe* (it -would- seem!). All in all, his
startling claims of decades ago appear to remain unchallenged (indeed,
they seem unsettlingly prophetic!), and his bona-fides look genuine. He
might, actually, be the kind of man most easily typified as a truly original
American of rare intelligence and even rarer talent (...and a man with
strong convictions that he is not -compelled- to push up the observer's
nose, reflexively!). I could -like- a guy like this, and so redouble my
efforts to be on extra guard! [g].
- Be that as it may, Deyo may continue to serve us well
with regard to the ufological. He's putting together a six part series
of DVDs that chronicle his association with ufology (over the past thirty-some-odd
years), and it may go a -long- way towards facilitating quality information
on the subject at hand and on many of the -sub-sets- of that subject. Truly,
it may go a -long- way towards facilitating some -real- disclosure. He's
been around a long time and it appears we have an affordable opportunity
to have his rich experience for our own... in a way we can study for ourselves,
if we wish it so.
- Contrarily, his first DVD in the series, at *first* blush,
is an amateur production of 1970's UFO nostalgia, festooned with (overlong
and largely inappropriate) clips from "StarWars" and "Forbidden
Planet." Push -past- this momentary (and largely invalid) distraction,
good reader. Be not fooled. There is -gold- in that muddy river bottom!
- Indeed, Mr. Deyo himself expressed some regret to this
writer at not being allowed more creative control in the DVD's production,
and pieces of it make -him- groan, I suspect. The aforementioned is said
forgetting, for a moment, that it is Deyo's creative contribution to the
old documentary's beginning and end that book-ends it, -compellingly- providing
for its currency, power, and relevancy! Moreover, the -conscious- observer
realizes what she is -seeing- in the details of the film and her -breath-
is taken away! Verily!
- "UFOs are here," say Kenneth Arnold (with some
agitation!), Jacques Vallee (calmly and reasonably), and J. Allen Hynek
(from the standpoint of -real- science!). "UFO are here," say
Margaret Mead (intelligently), Stanton Friedman (logically), and Klaus
Nobel (humbly). "UFOs are here," say Steven Spielberg (candidly),
Squadron Leader White (cunningly) , and Reverend William Gill (with 38
other people, astonishingly). "UFOs are here," say Presidents,
pilots, and scared air traffic controllers. UFOs are here. Friends and
uneasy neighbors! Verily!
- "UFOs are here," continues Ray Palmer... which
I'm sure will earn a smirk from a fallacious few with ill-molded minds
locked in the comforting stone of their suspicious *conventional wisdoms*.
Say what you want about Ray Palmer, a publisher of 1940's tabloid pulp
magazines. Some will too reflexively dismiss him as a "puckish showman"
and "clever huckster" encouraging a UFO hysteria to sell more
"mindless" books and periodicals! This ignores the fact that
it was largely his "mindless magazines" (an absolute -first-
of their efficacious TYPE, by the way!) that -hugely- catapulted the imaginations
contributing, directly (!), to the technological wonderland we presently
ENJOY today in a 21st Century! Moreover, Palmer had his finger in a ufological
dike we all -know- is there, early on! No, point a finger at Ray Palmer,
bunky, in ignorant malice, and have it end up painfully in your -own- eye.
- "UFOs are here," says Colin Cameron, recently
released from an institution for the insane... and uh-huh... I can even
-hear- the reader's eyeballs roll up! Be not -too- proud, good reader.
As loopy as his story was, he still captured a few seconds of some compelling
UFO footage that -this- writer had never seen before, forgetting that his
lack of *sanity* (whatever -that- is...) in no way precludes his telling
the -truth-, whatever his personal take on that truth might be! He might
-be- crazy, but he doesn't have to be a liar! Yes, he might -be- crazy,
but, like a reflex detractor, he doesn't have to be -stupid-, too!
- Margaret Mead addresses this obliquely in the film when
she expresses her irritation at being disingenuously labeled as a "UFO
Believer." "The only thing I -believe- about UFOs," she
says, "...Is that they remain [suspiciously] -unidentified-"!
She goes on to point out that not -near- enough is being done (on any level
that matters) to actually -identify- these *things* that remain so illusively
"unidentified"! The question is begged: Who is the -real- believer?
Or, who -really- lives in a dream world?
- No, the DVD is exactly what it is billed to be, a -first-
disk in a video diary, a -compilation- of Stan Deyo's direct involvement,
contribution, and truth-seeking association with the principals and luminaries
of ufological research. It makes no apology for the appearance of history
to our jaded eyes (Stanton Friedman looks nineteen!). It does not pretend
something is -not- so... (like the mainstream does to this day and hour
or minute!). It does not evade or obfuscate the issues (like the institutions
of our spurious skepti-bunky officialdom!). It does not mislead, hoodwink,
or misinform (like the CSICOPian adversary in conflicted and convenient
opposition!). It is, most certainly, sincere.
- "UFOs Are Here!", stands apart from the legislated
and enforced ignorance of our corrupted society with arms innocently akimbo
and palms decidedly up. Moreover, it dares to suggest the answer to the
larger question in the minds of the -remotely- conscious: UFOs are -here-!
Stan Deyo begins to make that more obvious, and we're along for the unusual
(but cogent) ride if we want to be. Based on the initial disk, even with
its flaws (hell... -especially- with its flaws! [g].), I gleefully anticipate
the next installment in that ride. I'd suggest the reader might, too.
- Information on purchasing an affordable copy of the initial
DVD can be found at: http://www.standeyo.com/Our_Books/Order.html.